Celebrating any holiday with kids is so much fun!
It’s just another day that you can spend quality time with them and do something to help them feel special.
We can’t get enough of this love monster craft! It’s a silly, sweet, and perfect Valentine craft for kids to make this February.
All the kids need is some paper, glue, scissors, and their imagination! Be sure to download the free printable template to make it a quick and easy craft.
We’ve also got a super-fast video tutorial below you can watch to see exactly how we made this cute Valentine craft!
Valentine Monster Craft
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Monster template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Glue the eyes towards the top of the body, then glue the nose slightly below and in the middle of the eyes.
Place the horns on either side of the head and glue to secure.
Take the arms and glue them to the middle and back of the body.
Make the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth and then cutting off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Glue the mouth just below the nose.
Use the marker to draw on the monster’s toes and hearts along the belly of the monster.
We love how these little guys came out!
Crafting Benefits For Kids
Kids always have fun making crafts, but there’s even more benefit they get than that!
Did you realize that crafting with kids helps them develop necessary skills? Yep, that’s right!
One of those things is fine motor skills. With this craft, kids will have to work on cutting out the pieces, arranging them where they want them, and drawing on the little hearts and toes. All of these activities require precision and strength in the hands.
And when kids work on fine motor skills, they’re setting themselves up for better handwriting in the future!
Besides fine motor skills, crafting helps kids learn to focus, follow directions, and execute the plan in their mind!
More Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids
Need even more ideas to help celebrate Valentine’s Day with the kids? We have more activities and crafts to keep them busy!
Reading books is a great option for any theme or holiday! These Valentine’s Day books are some of the top picks. Add them to your home library or see if your local library has them on hand.
Love From The Crayons – If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.
The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?
Crafting is a fun way for children to use their creativity and learn new skills. It can help them sharpen fine motor skills, follow directions, as well as improve hand-eye coordination! Add in some of our favorite Valentine crafts for kids below:
Sloth Valentine Craft – This sloth craft is perfect for animal fans! Print out our template, cut it out and glue it together. You’ll have an adorable papercraft that will make your little one smile from ear to ear!
Mermaid Valentines Day Craft – This fun and easy papercraft is perfect for kids. They’ll love being creative and designing their very own mermaid Valentine. It’s a great activity to keep them busy on Valentine’s Day.
Hedgehog Valentine Craft – This sweet and easy hedgehog Valentine craft is perfect for kids. Download the free template, trace and cut out the pieces, then let your child have fun putting it together. It’s a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little one.
Looking for a fun way to help your kids with fine motor practice and creativity this Valentine’s Day? Try these Valentine connect the dots! Your little ones will love finishing all the pictures then coloring them in!
These Valentine do a dot printables are so much fun. They work great as an independent workstation in your classroom too! It’s a good way to get kids practicing their fine motor skills while they’re learning about letters and numbers.
This Valentine’s Day bingo is fun to play as a family or in the classroom! There are 30 bingo sheets and calling cards, so you can play it with a big group.
Share With Us
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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!
More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Monster template
- Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue the eyes towards the top of the body, then glue the nose slightly below and in the middle of the eyes.
- Place the horns on either side of the head and glue to secure.
- Take the arms and glue them to the middle and back of the body.
- Make the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth and then cutting off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Glue the mouth just below the nose.
- Use the marker to draw on the monster's toes and hearts along the belly of the monster.